Primarily messages notifying world leaders of the Nixon-Ford presidential transition, but also talking points for President Fordís first meetings with foreign ambassadors as well as substantive State Department briefing papers summarizing US foreign policy on the eve of the Ford administration. Topics include US-USSR relations, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, food, nuclear weapons, and oil.
0.4 linear feet (ca. 800 pages)
Gerald R. Ford (accession number 77-118)
Open, but some materials continue to be national security classified and restricted. Access is governed by the donorís deed of gift, a copy of which is available on request, and National Archives and Records Administration regulations (36 CFR 1256).
Gerald R. Ford donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain.
Prepared by Geir Gundersen, July 1996, revised by Donna Lehman, January 2004
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